BU professor to discuss adolescent behavior

For Immediate Release

Date:  April 7, 2005

BLOOMSBURG—Eileen Astor-Stetson, professor of psychology at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, will discuss adolescent behavior and how to handle it in her talk, “Surviving Adolescents,” Thursday, April 21, at noon in the Columbia Hall Fireside Lounge. The presentation, part of BU’s “Women Change America” program, is open to the public free of charge.

The discussion will highlight the normal development of adolescents and clarify when adolescent behaviors are not within normal limits. “I hope to communicate that although adolescents can be challenging, they can be a lot of fun, too,” said Astor-Stetson.

Astor-Stetson received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Douglass College, Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., and earned a doctoral degree in psychology from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. She specializes in developmental psychology, and she has completed research and taught courses on adolescent development.

The program is sponsored by the Bloomsburg University Commission on the Status of Women. For more information on the program, contact Nawal Bonomo at (570) 389-4725.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students and offers 65 bachelor’s, 17 master’s and one doctoral degree.